Don't let your FaceBook spoil your chances of getting a job. Here's how to clean up your Facebook account BEFORE you start applying for jobs. Read this from the DT: Half of employers 'reject potential worker after look at Facebook page' Almost half of employers have rejected a potential worker after finding incriminating material on their Facebook pages, research has found. Bosses are now using the popular social networking site as a tool to double check how likely it would be that their new worker would take a sick day for being hungover or on drugs the night before. One in 10 were knocked back for boasting about drinking and drugs online, 13 per cent were vetoed for making racist comments and nine per cent were overlooked for placing racy photos on their Facebook page. Examples of online posts that have caught employers' eyes include: * Employee X "wishes his desk was near the television to watch the cricket at work " * "It's one para weekend for me". * "Tramp related hangover" Here's a site which gives advice on how to cleanup your Facebook account BEFORE you start applying for jobs. http://www.dumblittleman.com/2009/02/make-sure-your-facebook-profile-doesnt.html And the other place to look for tips on applications is the Welcome thread here on the JobSeekers Forum: http://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/290673.aspx Happy JobSeeking!